2701 L St, Sacramento, CA, USA
Sutter's Fort Sacramento Reviews
Gold Rush Jun 02, 2009
In 1839 a Swiss immigrant named John Sutter received a land grant in the Sacramento Valley from the Mexican government. He used the land to create a flourishing agricultural empire and named it New Helvetia (New Switzerland.) This empire established Sacramento’s earliest settlement and the first non-Indian settlement in California’s Central Valley.
In 1847 Sutter sent aid to the Donner Party, a group of immigrants trapped in a winter storm in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Word spread and Sutter became known for his hospitality and for providing temporary refuge to travelers. This reputation made New Helvetia the destination for early immigrants to California.
The time you spend exploring will be well worth it. It is also the place that when Sutter wanted to start a saw mill he had a guy to build it on the American River. While digging, he found gold and the rush was on. So much to experience. I highly recommend this place.
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